I just love these red quilted Tory’s, they brighten up an outfit of gray and white.
For weeks, maybe over a month, our baby girl has been taking epic 2-hour naps bright and early in the morning, a little over an hour after she gets up. During the week it allows me to get some work done. On the weekend, it allows my husband and I to lazily read the Sunday paper or make an extravagant breakfast. This past weekend we did the latter. We used some of our self-picked apples to make Caramelized Apple Crepes. You can use a mix for the crepe part, or, like us, if you discover you haven’t made crepes in a while and your mix expired 2 years ago, you can make them from scratch. Either way – SO GOOD!
Caramelized Apple Crepes
from Martha Stewart Living, October 1996
1/2 C all-purpose flour
Pinch of salt
2 large eggs
1 large egg yolk
1 1/4 C milk
1 1/2 Tsp pure vanilla extract
6 Tbs unsalted butter
6 crisp apples, such as Mutsu, peeled, quartered, and cut into 1-inch chunks
1 Tbs grated lemon zest (1 lemon)
2 Tbs lemon juice (1 lemon)
1/2 Tsp cinnamon
1/2 Tsp ground ginger
6 Tbs sugar
3 Tbs Calvados or brandy
1 C creme fraiche (we didn’t use creme fraiche)
3 Tbs confectioners’ sugar, plus more for dusting
Fall is a great season for fashion, food, and decorating your house, right? I thought I’d give you a little tour, of our Fall home decor (ooh, I rhyme!)
|Our front door with traditional pumpkins and mums. The mums are planted in our DIY neon planters! *Please excuse the horrible cement stairs and iron railings, blech.|
|Close-up of our front door with orange-y wreath, I’ve had this for years and still love it.|
|Living room mantel with mini pumpkins and gourds.
|And did you notice one of our pumpkins is already wearing a Halloween mask?|
On Sunday night we decided to have burrito night! We found a pork shoulder in our freezer, I know that sounds odd, but we hadn’t cleaned out the freezer in a while. We didn’t feel like making pulled pork, so we decided it would be fun/delicious to make our own burritos – mimicking Chipotle’s burritos. They came out GREAT! We used the pork carnitas recipe below with cilantro lime rice, black beans, salsa, and homemade guacamole. YUM.
Have I ever told you about my cowboy boots? My parents got them for me for Christmas years ago and I LOVE them. They are a great teal green/blue, similar to the ones below, and look really great with my dark True Religion jeans. I decided to pull them out today to wear around town. Have a great week!
We have a fun, Fall weekend planned… First, an annual Fall party at one of my friend from high school’s home, can’t wait to see everyone’s babies! Then we’re hitting up the Head of the Charles Regatta, one of our favorite Fall activities around here. Have a great weekend!
Here are a few things from around the web this week…
Did you see the Tory Burch interview on Rock Center last night?
Get ready for ski season, Ski Magazine just released their Top 30 North American Resorts…I’ve been to 9 of the 30 – I have a lot of skiing to do!
I wish I was in Paris for this new Laduree store opening…
This guy certainly doesn’t like Pumpkin flavored things as much as I do!
We got this monster-sized sweet potato from our CSA last week, it was literally bigger than our baby’s leg. We couldn’t decide what to do with it, so we got out the mandoline and made some baked sweet potato chips!
It was so easy to make these chips and they came out so yummy. We cut them into super thin pieces on the mandoline, then baked in a single layer on a cookie sheet at 400 degrees for maybe 10 to 15 minutes. Then, while they were still hot, we sprinkled them with sugar…what a treat!